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In date order, oldest at the top. The most recent noms and non-noms remain at the bottom of the OLPC:Administrators page for a little while. 01:51, 10 February 2008 (EST)

Kim Quirk

Project manager; doesn't want to use sysop tools ;-) but needs them sometimes.



X, h-->u bindings, transparency, and couch expert. All around good guy and clear writer.


Chih-yu Chao

Working with Kim Quirk. Has extensively edited Support_FAQ and other relevant pages. Has expertise in human-computer interaction and intelligent tutoring systems.

Volunteered in OpenOffice.org native language project & MITOCW localization project. Can help with Chinese <-> English translation.

Support - I trust this user, would use the tools well. ffm 15:20, 7 January 2008 (EST)
Support - Chih-yu is a blessing: thorough & communicative. User:Holt
Support - by all means. --Sj leave me a message 12:37, 8 January 2008 (EST)
Done. --Sj leave me a message 17:49, 11 January 2008 (EST)


Support staff; sensible and careful. Not yet a veteran wiki user, but a veteran of Wikimania '06 and learning quickly. Also not trigger happy with deletion or protection.


  • Support as nominator. --Sj leave me a message 11:58, 1 January 2008 (EST)
  • Support - support-gang manager, OLPC employee, and an all around nice guy. 15:22, 7 January 2008 (EST)
Done. --Sj leave me a message 17:49, 11 January 2008 (EST)


Working with Michael Connet. He requested adminship by mail.


  • Neutral Support now; ffm has been quite active recently. Sj talk 19:06, 8 December 2007 (EST)
    now an admin. --Sj leave me a message 11:50, 1 January 2008 (EST)


Working with communities online. Helpful on the wiki; might make a fine admin. Sj talk 21:32, 17 December 2007 (EST)

adminned Dec 2007.


adminned: --Sj talk 16:11, 24 April 2008 (EDT)

morgs (talk · contribs) OLPC-za member, long-time hacker and contributor. Trustworthy and recently more active around the wiki. --Sj talk 00:47, 20 February 2008 (EST)


  • support as nominator. --Sj talk
Thanks SJ, I accept :) --morgs 02:19, 20 February 2008 (EST)

Iain Davidson

adminned: --Sj talk 16:11, 24 April 2008 (EDT)

Ixo (talk · contribs) Avid supporter, OLPC Wiki watcher/maintainer, support-gang, grassroots, developer, and repair location (once application process is decided). Maintains over 8 Wikis weekly: examples: http://aobn.org http://relectronics.org/wiki http://notes.homelinux.org http://resume.homelinux.org also Wikipedian. Other skills - graphic designer, photographer, programmer in 6+ languages..  :)

Reasons for request:

  • So I can stop wiki spam, such as Special:Contributions/ instead of just being able to edit them out.
  • Clean up delete, deletere and empty wiki pages.
  • Protect 'core wiki pages' and /translate from spam and other non-suspecting web surfers.


  • support as long as those hr's really stop! --Sj talk 01:49, 10 February 2008 (EST)
    Question: when should pages be protected, and how do you test for deletability when someone tags a page with delete or deletere? --Sj talk
    • A: protect:I would only protect/unprotect pages, if I were instructed/authorizied to make changes. If heavily used 'for public' pages, with mostly static information... are getting hit by vandels or spam, and causing confusion/interference with functon. I might protect the page, and then let Sysops (You/others?), know what I did and why.
      A: delete:I look for any page linking to current page (What links here). If any, see if there are better places to link. Also I look through history, if intentionally blank, for awhile. Then remove.
      A: deletere: pages, should only be those in the middle of double-hops. And again, check links in, and out. Make sure appropriate via history. In some cases, if there's some question, I might contact the last few editors to see about the background story. I'd also check Talk pages, to make sure nothing is lost permanently.
      Spam: For pages with spam, access to 'rollback' changes, or block repeating spammers/ip would be greatfully easier for me to help cut down system wide spam. Would also check 'User contributions', to see if real person or actual page spammer.--ixo 08:05, 14 February 2008 (EST)
  • support, this user will use the tools well ffm 21:04, 4 March 2008 (EST)

Nikki Lee

nlee (talk · contribs) Contributor, art group director, Olin chapter organizer. --Sj leave me a message 21:19, 13 January 2008 (EST)



  • Support. --Sj leave me a message 21:19, 13 January 2008 (EST)
    • seconded, especially if we're asking her to revise the Main Page, Participate, and create and maintain a batch of Welcome tutorials. Mchua 22:34, 13 January 2008 (EST)
  • Support. She's been doing a great job of maintaining the wiki site pages, and brings great ideas... and actually implements them ! --ixo 22:08, 11 February 2008 (EST)

Seth Woodworth (isforinsects)

sethwoodworth (talk · contribs) Content curator, volunteer coordinator, and documentation slave. Wiki-competent.


adminned. --Sj talk 01:49, 10 February 2008 (EST)

  • Support: avid support gangster and wiki patrolman :) --Chihyu 15:14, 4 February 2008 (EST)
  • Strong support. Phil 15:30, 4 February 2008 (EST)
  • Bien sur. --Sj talk 20:58, 4 February 2008 (EST)


zdenekBroz (talk · contribs) Long time content contributor, php hacker. Not an active Wikipedian, but uses wikis regularly; trustworthy and prolific.


Not adminned; not yet well enough known or familiar with wikis --Sj talk 01:49, 10 February 2008 (EST)

Avril K. Davis

katie (talk · contribs) Edward Tufte acolyte, Web Developer, WikiMaster, Wikipedian, Brewster (which has absolutely no relevance), Future Curmudgeon, Photographer

Style Nazi Katie 23:23, 27 January 2008 (EST)


adminned. --Sj talk 02:12, 10 February 2008 (EST)

  • Thunderous Support. --Sj leave me a message 00:13, 28 January 2008 (EST)
  • Yay for Katie! ffm 10:19, 28 January 2008 (EST)
  • Strong support. Phil 15:30, 4 February 2008 (EST)


Cjl (talk · contribs) has been an active contributor since January, and an active wiki-patroller and categorizer, and has also been helping out with the Support gang. Somehow he hasn't yet been nommed for adminship :) I'd like to remedy that.

- I accept the nomination and thank you for the kind words. Cjl 10:10, 2 May 2008 (EDT)
  • support --Sj talk 05:14, 2 May 2008 (EDT)
  • support --Seth talk 13:48, 6 May 2008 (PDT)
  • support Mchua 16:54, 6 May 2008 (EDT)
  • support Yamaplos 19:34, 30 May 2008 (EDT) dunno how this works or even if my opinion matters or if the unsigned "done" above means this is a solved matter, but I support the nomination even though (or because) I've been the recipient of Cjl's different opinion :-)


result: no consensus; done temporarily for wikiwork

femslade (talk · contribs)

Self-nom: I would like admin to facilitate my work in cleaning up and organizing the wiki particularly semantic templates and pages.

<looks around>
Done. was done some time ago, out of policy, but out of supposed necessity
  • support --Sj talk 19:06, 24 July 2008 (UTC)


result: done.

AuntiMame (talk · contribs)

Could use help with a little mop-and-bucketing around the site. --Sj talk 06:59, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Done. --Sj talk 08:39, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  • support as nominator -- --Sj talk 06:59, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
  • support -- cjl 22:56, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
  • support -- Diane is excellent and can more than be trusted with sysop Seth 00:09, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
  • support -- AuntiMame's a true Godsend -- don't overwork her plz. User:Holt 12 September 2008


result: done.

skierpage (talk · contribs)

Nom for adminship for his help with and expertise in the maintenance of Semantic MediaWiki.

Done. --Sj talk 08:39, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  • support as nom -- Michael Stone 21:21, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
  • support -- skierpage has done great work. cjl 22:51, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
  • support -- getting s.page sysop isn't just important it's mandatory Seth 23:40, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
  • support --Sj talk 03:00, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
  • support -- SP kicks butt. User:Holt 12 September 2008

deadmin requests

  • Nia (talk · contribs) no user page (flag removed)
  • Tracy (talk · contribs) no user page (flag removed)
  • Felice (talk · contribs) was a wiki admin and bureaucrat while she was updating pages that were being pushed to the live webserver and handling official OLPC materials, but hasn't been active this year and is likely to be active in the future. To keep the admin lists clean, I nominate her for regular user status. (She probably also doesn't want to receive random talk-page notifications from people who need bureaucrat help.) --Sj talk 16:11, 24 April 2008 (EDT)
  • support as nominator
  • conditional support if Felice herself wants to be deactivated and says so explicitly, on this page or via others means. Mchua 22:23, 8 May 2008 (EDT)
Preserved sysop bit; this wiki is still small, and she wasn't inactive. We should work on some automatic status update after 6-12 mo of inactivity. --Sj talk 14:54, 28 May 2008 (EDT)
  • [a] Danny (talk · contribs) no user page, still sysop (b removed)
    asked on userpage about this, has history and talkpage --Sj talk
    Removed. --Sj talk
  • [a] Cavallo (talk · contribs), Papert (talk · contribs), ZdenekBroz (talk · contribs)
    users who have never used their admin flags, and are unlikely to do so in the near future. all can reapply or be renommed.
    Removed the latter two. Cavallo is inactive but knows how to use the wiki, and may need to edit/move protected pages. --Sj talk